Dawn Patrol was delayed again due to the winds, and Jeff watched the sun rise as they waited for the signal to lift off. The morning glow lit up the sky, but all he could think of was how Alex couldn’t be here to share in the beauty of the sight. He’d never seen such a beautiful dawn before. The sky looked like a smoldering lava flow, the brilliant red orange was laced with golden yellow streaks, and topped with a cooler dark blue of the clouds that lightened to a pale blue. Some of the clouds were washed in a pale purple hue.